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Homemade Cinna-Buns

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Oh how I wish I could eat these delectable Homemade Cinna-Buns every morning for breakfast. If only calories didn’t count and food didn’t “stick” to my hips. Growing up I was rail-thin and could eat everything on the planet without a worry. Everyone kept telling me it would change once I got older. Damn them for knowing this, and for all the warnings. It probably didn’t hit me until my mid-late twenties that I realized I could no longer eat everything I wanted to without working out. Don’t get me wrong–I’ve always eaten relatively healthy. I never ate dairy products growing up–I just wasn’t a fan until my early twenties (minus ice cream–I’ve always loved ice cream). I refused to eat meat until I was in my teens. I ate egg whites for breakfast because the yolk repulses me (and still does). So growing up with a healthy life-style and playing sports 24-7 my little body was burning more calories than I consumed… at least that is what I like to think. Now, not so much… darn it to growing older. I finally get what all the adults in my life once told me (and I know my mom is reading and laughing right now).

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So on with this post and enough with my ranting about how I can no longer eat every fattening food out there on the planet (with knowing I will need to spend an hour or two on my bike). It wasn’t until the end of January (of this year) that I was finally able to successfully work with yeast! So you better believe one of the first things (minus) bread that I knew I would make was homemade cinna-buns. I mean come on how could you resist these sweet little rolls of joy? I searched for recipes and knew that King Arthur Flour was the place to go–they are reliable and I knew they wouldn’t steer me wrong. I also knew if I was going to consume five-million calories for breakfast that my homemade cinna-buns were going to have a cream cheese frosting.

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The labor of love that I put into these buns were worth it times 10. I started these at 9pm on a Saturday night (because that is what any normal person does on a Saturday night). They were in my refrigerator around 10:30 and after a nights rest in the fridge they were proofing for a second time come 7am. By 8am they were baking into oh-so glorious buns of joy. Filling our home with sweet joy. My husband had a few friends over that morning for beer brewing and this is what all the guys were greeted too. Everyone was happy to smell such sweet confections piping throughout our home and of course enjoyed every bite (minus my husband who complained it was too sweet and proceeded to throw half of his away. What is wrong with him? But this comes from the man who really doesn’t like desserts). Oh, and I made them all stand around the kitchen island and wait while I photographed the homemade cinna-buns. I realize that it was a little tortuous of me, but hey–a girl has to do what a girl has to do. Once I was done I put the pan on the kitchen island and let the boys dig-in. I proceeded to keep the single bun photographed. If I was going to consume this many calories I was going to make it count with extra drippy icing!

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Whether you are planning a brunch next weekend for Easter or just want to treat yourself to the most delectably sweet breakfast treat these homemade cinna-buns are fool-proof and easy to make (even for a non-yeast baker)!

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Head on over to King Arthur Flour to get this recipe. The only thing I did different was that my homemade cinna-buns needed to bake 10 additional minutes in the oven. But baking times alway vary due to different ovens.


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21 Responses to “Homemade Cinna-Buns”

  1. Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy posted on March 23, 2013 at 9:21 am (#)

    UM YUMMMMMMM! I could eat 5… LITERALLY! 🙂

    • Katie replied on March 25th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      Thanks Tasha. I some how restrained myself from just eating 1 from the pan!

  2. addie | culicurious posted on March 23, 2013 at 9:59 am (#)

    Yum, these look great, Katie! 🙂 I love cinnamon rolls! And alot of ooey-gooey icing!

    • Katie replied on March 25th, 2013 at 12:21 pm

      Thanks Addie–they are so good!

  3. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) posted on March 24, 2013 at 10:15 am (#)

    oh sweet heavens. They’re so beautiful and just….*drool*

    • Katie replied on March 25th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks Kayle!

  4. Laura Dembowski posted on March 24, 2013 at 12:26 pm (#)

    Those look crazy good with that icing dripping all over! I want one for breakfast tomorrow! I have never had that really fast metabolism, so now I just work out like a crazy person so I can eat some of what I want. Sometimes, life’s just not fair!

    • Katie replied on March 25th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks for the kind compliments, Laura!

  5. Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) posted on March 24, 2013 at 1:39 pm (#)

    These look ten times better than those silly canned ones, wow!

    • Katie replied on March 25th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Ashley–I can attest that they taste 10 times better than the can as well!

  6. Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks posted on March 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm (#)

    These look incredible!

    • Katie replied on March 29th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks Shea!

  7. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain posted on March 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm (#)

    Dang it! Now I’m craving cinna-buns! These look so delish, Katie!

    • Katie replied on March 29th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks Lauren–try using the instant yeast! It has become my best friend!

  8. Christine (Cook the Story) posted on March 25, 2013 at 7:27 pm (#)

    Oh wow. That’s all I can say. Oh wow wow wow.

    • Katie replied on March 29th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks Christine–they taste oh wow wow wow!

  9. Nutmeg Nanny posted on March 25, 2013 at 10:43 pm (#)

    I can just imagine my house exuding the irresistibly sweet cinnamon smell in the morning! I know what i’m doing when I wake 😉

    • Katie replied on March 29th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      Brandy–this is a real treat, for sure!!!

  10. Meredith In Sock Monkey Slippers posted on March 27, 2013 at 11:06 am (#)

    Looks delish!

  11. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction posted on March 28, 2013 at 10:20 am (#)

    I would love to eat one of these for breakfast every day too! They look so good!

    • Katie replied on March 29th, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Me too… maybe I’ll make a batch again for my birthday coming up! lol. Really indulge in life.

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